Beating Hangover Symptoms With IV Hydration Therapy
If you’ve ever woken up after a great night out with friends with an awful headache or spent hours near the toilet after an epic party, then you know firsthand how painful hangovers can be. From nausea and throwing up to headaches and dizziness, hangovers can manifest in a variety of symptoms. The dreaded hangover can make anyone regret that amazing night of memories, ruin a workday or other special event, and cause long-term damage to the body if they happen too often.
But there’s a cure! So this month on our blog, we thought we’d explore hangovers.
Your Brain On Alcohol
So what exactly happens to your body when you get a hangover? One of the biggest things is dehydration. As you drink alcohol, you’re depleting your body of water; in fact, for every 250 ml (think a large glass of beer) of alcohol you drink, you expel 800-1000 ml worth of water from your body (that’s four large glasses of water).
This is a big deal because your body is made up of about 60% water. As your body loses water at a rapid rate with alcohol consumption, your body will start compensating for this lack of water by utilizing any water it can find to keep your organs functioning properly. And as your body starts trying to find resources for water, one of the first areas it drains water from is your brain.
This is where the dreaded hangover headache comes from: Your brain is getting wrung of all water like a soppy rag, causing it to shrink—which in turn causes it start tugging on the membrane that attaches the brain to the skull. It’s this tugging that makes the throbbing pain of a hangover headache pretty unbearable.
Your Liver on Alcohol
Drinking alcohol also starts affecting the liver. As you drink alcohol and it passes through your liver, your liver begins producing a toxic enzyme called acetaldehyde. As acetaldehyde begins to build up in your body, it causes a range of symptoms—including nausea and vomiting, drowsiness and delirium, and adds to those dreaded headaches.
Too much exposure to acetaldehyde can cause severe damage to your stomach, throat, and mouth, as well as long-term liver and kidney damage. This is why your stomach might try to expel this nasty enzyme by throwing up when you have a hangover—it’s literally trying to detoxify you in the best way it knows how: Puking it all out.
Avoid Hangovers with Vitamin Infusions
None of this is pleasant, but the good news is that being proactive about hangovers can reduce their effects drastically. You don’t have to necessarily give up alcohol as long as you’re taking care of yourself. And our IV vitamin infusion called The Hang(Over) is a perfect cure for your post-alcohol headache and nausea.
Our Hang(Over) IV therapy is packed with plenty of hydration to get your brain back to its normal state as well as B-complex vitamins, which become depleted when drinking alcohol. The Hang(Over) IV vitamin infusion also has some very effective medicine for both headaches and nausea so that you can remedy any and all symptoms that might be associated with a hangover. And the best part? It only takes 45 minutes to complete instead of lying on the couch for hours trying to rehydrate or visiting an emergency room.
Elevation Hydration has been known to save important events like weddings due to our fast-acting Hang(Over) hydration package—so if you’re experiencing hangover pain and need a quick fix, contact us today!